A berry good Manga mini treat

RICHMOND, Va – Local baking entrepreneur, Jeaketa Manga made a return visit to our LIVE show and whipped up a batch of her homemade raspberry shortbread thumbprint cookies. For more information you can visit http://mangasminitreats.com/
Raspberry Shortbread Thumbprint Cookies
 (Makes about 3 ½ dozen cookies)
1 cup butter, softened
2/3 cup sugar
½ tsp almond extract
2 cups all purpose flour
1/3 to 1/2 cup of raspberry jam (seedless)
1 cup confectioner’s sugar
½ tsp almond extract
2 to 3 teaspoons of water
v  In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugar until its fluffy.  Beat in extract; gradually add flour until the dough forms a ball.   Cover and refrigerate for an hour.
v  Roll into 1 inch balls and put them on your ungreased cookie sheet about an inch apart.  Use the end of a spoon handle and make indentations in middle of the cookie and fill with jam.
v  Bake at 350 degrees for about 14-18 minutes (until the edges are slightly brown).   Put them on wire racks to cool.
v  Add additional jam to your cookies if you like this point.
v  Combine confectioner’s sugar, extract, and enough water to achieve drizzling consistency.
v  Drizzle over the cookies.